Zoom Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR PC Card

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  1. phillyboi

    phillyboi Notebook Guru

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    This unit is only $13.74 at Microcenter.com it looks like the billionton card everyone has talked about on this forum. My search didn't find this brand, has anyone used it? it's priced to move...I saw it at the store but didn't grab it, maybe I should have. Thanks!

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    What Non-Microsoft Bluetooth Stack does it use? Do you know? If you look you notice that it does not list Win7 compatibility. Billington has been a little slow in achieving that despite their earlier claims...
     
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    OK, I checked and it uses the Toshiba Stack. It comes with an older version of the software that only claims compatibility with Windows 2000/XP/Vista operating systems (32-bit versions). I have used this version before with W7 and it should be fine.

    Go here for vendor support.

    I perfer the Billington Stack, but despite claiming compatibily they seem to have a hard time making it work with Win7, last time I checked.
     
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    Bluetooth® USB Adapter/PC Card Quick Start Guide
    Setup for Windows XP/2000/Me/98SE


    It's actually "Billionton".

    BTW: the card shown above will fit under the closed PC Card bay door on the CF-29. :)
     
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    Again, If you are not afraid to mod that PCMCIA to be use it in any situation. You can actually take out the bump out antena and solder the coax with 2.4ghz antena and then place the antena into the original location for bluetooth antena. With this! If the door is closed you still have a great distance of signal while when it is on as is(no mod), you have limited signal. This is only an advice and good to know you buy an accessory with good quality rather than those made in china that last sometimes only a day.

    ohlip
     
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    You do realize that is obviously a "rebadged" Billionton card; don't you? :confused:
     
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    I thought it was but now I do for sure :D
     
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    I will try that, I'll search the forum regarding the install for that.
     
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    Really?

    Because I have a Billionton Card here on my desk and it is a Version 1.1, not a Version 2.0+EDR like the Zoom Card and uses the WidComm Stack, not Toshiba as with the Zoom Card... ;)

    Zoom = Class 1 - Version 2.0+EDR
    Billionton = Class 1 - Version 1.1
     
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